Wednesday, May 16, 2007

The water tank is coming out! Check the Galveston Daily News 5/16/07!

The water tank on 8-mile road is coming out as I write this post. Check the Daily News today for an article on the planned development to our west! Use the link on the left hand side of the blog. Looks as though we will have neighbors soon. We are working to find out more on how this will affect us.

Sunday, May 13, 2007

Re-zoning letter update

As we understand it the property owners to our west will have to resubmit the re-zoning request and the letters will be resent.

Monday, May 07, 2007

City Re-zoning Letters

Hi all,

I know most of us received letters concerning a re-zoning request for a large section of property immediately west of Sunny Beach, from the beach to the bay. It is a fairly complicated and total re-zoning request of the area. You can view the proposed plat at the city planning department, forth floor of city hall. The city is requesting any protests to occur in writing before a scheduled public meeting at 4pm Tuesday May 15. I believe this is a standard occurrence, however it is rather short notice. Gerri stopped at the city on Friday to view the proposed plats and discovered a rather glaring error out of the gate. The proposed plat had the lots coming all the way to 8-mile road. An obvious error, as we all know, there is an easement on the west of 8-mile that runs the entire distance of the road, at least from 3005 to the beach. It contains a petroleum pipeline as well as the old city water tank and infrastructure. Gerri informed the planning department and they acknowledged the error and said they would move accordingly. This should make us immediately suspect and watch carefully. We don't have a good sense of whether this is good for us or not. Immediate concerns are the drainage plans. This area drains through our neighborhood and on into the pond system. Are there any engineers out there that know a little about hydrology, and drainage? What are the concerns that you all have? Thanks for listening.

Tom Empey